The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research (JCC Fund) was established by the Childs Family in 1937, to honor the memory of Jane Coffin Childs. Inspired by the founding purpose to support research into the causes and treatment of cancer, the Fund’s mission has broadened to support fundamental scientific research that advances our understanding of the causes, treatments, and cures for human disease.

Jane Coffin Childs announces 2023 Fellows!

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2024 Annual Symposium Recap

The Jane Coffin Childs Fund for Medical Research 2024 Annual Symposium took place on Roosevelt Island in New York City from April 19th-21st. Below we broadly cover a few highlights from this science-packed and fun-filled […]

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Featured Fellow

Mabel Tettey, Ph.D.

Mabel Tettey, Ph.D.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

In disease-causing organisms, hybridization allows for the transfer of traits such as virulence and drug resistance. Dr. Mabel Tettey will investigate how hybridization impacts African trypanosomiasis outbreaks caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei. Dr. Tettey will assess the degree of hybridization occurring in African trypanosome endemic areas, explore the impact of hybridization on virulence, and identify the key molecules involved in this process. She will conduct these experiments in Dr. Michael Grigg’s lab at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. These studies may enable the development of effective disease control strategies against African trypanosomes.


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